London South Bank University

Course Introduction

Students are supported through work placements, projects with employers, talks and seminars with arts and media organisations, workshops on CVs, applications and interviews, personal tutoring and Personal Development Planning. All our students can access additional career support through LSBU's Student Services.

Course Modules

Year 1; the rise of cinema: Britain, France, USA; reading the screen: film analysis; authorship in cinema; film theory into practice (practical module); the rise of cinema: world cinema; reading the screen: critical approaches. Year 2: British cinema: projecting Britain, 1945 to 1979; American cinema: Hollywood and independents; documentary modes: theory/practice (practical module); Italian neorealism and after; Weimar cinema and soviet montage; representing gender in film. Year 3: the city, the subject and the digital image; third cinema; British film industry, 1980 to present; dissertation (double module). Plus one optional module from: critical film practice (practical module); literature into film.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 104-112
  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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83% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 78%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 78%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 57%

55% Go on to work and/or study

In work 45
Studying 10
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 35
Unknown 10

22% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 3%

Total Coursework: 81%

Total Practical: 17%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation